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The foodservice perspective
Q & A with the Foodservice Packaging
Institute's Ashley Elzinga
Our first thought was,
'Who's going to buy a single
cupcake at the grocery
store?' Now, a year later,
millions of people are. "
Garrett Haglin, Lindar
materials, and with the tight quality control in our own process, it's the
clearest product out there, " he said.
Lindar is also able to create the same products using different
materials -some recyclable, others made with post-consumer or plantbased
materials.
Helping its customers reach their sustainability goals has been
a major focus for the company, Haglin said. Everything that Lindar
thermoforms currently for bakery and its other markets, for instance, is
100% recyclable.
The global supply chain bottlenecks are affecting the supply of resins
that are used to make the raw materials that are then thermoformed
into packaging for fresh bakery and other products, Haglin said.
" Availability is quite low, and there's such high demand out there,
pricing has just gone through the roof, " he said. " Those are trends
that we're watching daily, making sure we're buying right, staying
competitive. There are certainly challenges, but it hasn't crippled our
business. "
In Lindar's corner is the fact that customers have proven willing to
pay for quality, he added.
What are some of the trends you're tracking
in the packaging of fresh baked goods?
We are seeing an increase of tamper-evident/
tamper-resistant packaging. This is across all
sectors, but more prevalent in spaces where
items are sitting out on tables or shelves for
customers to choose from. For the first time in
years, costs have become a larger issue across
the value chain. Our industry isn't alone when
it comes to labor shortages, material pricing
increases and logistical issues. Along the
sustainability front, we are seeing a lot of new
coatings for papers that are fluorine-free and
compostable, i.e. wrapping papers, bags, etc.
Has COVID changed how manufacturers
and their customers think about
packaging for baked goods?
Definitely. We are seeing a lot of innovation
around tamper-evident/tamper-resistant packaging
not only for plastics, but paper products as well.
Consumers are more aware of how their items are
packaged. They want to feel 100% sure that their
items have not been touched or contaminated.
Will more bakery products be sold packaged
going forward, and if so, how will manufacturers
ensure it's done in a sustainable way?
I think that is for the individual operator to
decide. But if an operator is looking for safety
and convenience for their customers and staff,
then packaged items are the way to go.
these things are predictable, "
said Bill Kehrli, vice president
of sales and marketing,
Cavanna Packaging USA.
It's these " predictable
failures " that are actually keys
to avoiding bottlenecks in
packaging. Deep knowledge
about how the line operates,
what could go down and when,
and executing best practices
can smooth out the rough
patches and avoid costly stops.
The first step in setting up
a new bakery packaging line
is to gather all the pertinent
information about what the
baker wants to accomplish,
what baked foods will be
produced and how they will be
packaged.
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" You need to understand
their current process and what
their goal is, " said Josh Becker
of Harpak-ULMA. " Is their
goal reducing labor, improving
efficiency or increased
production of their line? "
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